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The Day the Earth Stood Still back to product details

The best science fiction movie of the 50's
written by larbeck May 15, 2003 - 7:30 AM PDT
4 out of 4 members found this review helpful
I actually was not born when it came out - like many, I first saw this classical on "Saturday Night at the Movies" on TV in the late 50's. It is a slow sort of film, life in the 50 was actually slower than it is now. A film with a great message and decent acting and lush cinemaphotography, cheesy special effects that still manage not take away from the story. And a music score that may sound cliched today but this is where the cliche begin! This may be the most important science fiction of the last century since it looks hard at the human species. And in the words of Theodore Sturgeon, great "science fiction does not predict the future, it shows us a fiction that will be if we do not watch out."

And extras! Interviews and trailers and stuff! What a great, great DVD.


(Average 7.78)
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